Reply To: L.B. Holliday and Co., Limited
I also worked in the Anthraquinone plant converting Anthacene using Chromium Oxide dissolved in Sulphuric acid as I recall. The spent liquor was then converted back in a plant using electrolysis. Working in the lab doing sample tests involving endless titration under the direction of Mr Clarke. The Anthracene was ground to a fine powder in mills and the subsequent effect of this dust on workers was to cause a burning sensation on the skin when exposed to heat or sunlight.
In particular I remember the Works Manager, Alec Lodge who had a small office near the laundry on the site.
Mr Holliday kept racehorses which where transported in horseboxes painted dark green and parked on site. As I recall the treatment given to his horses was better than that received by his workers. Frankly, the environment we worked in during the late sixties and seventies would have shamed a Victorian sweatshop.